California State law requires licensed engineers to have a written contract for all work performed. A letter from you stating the scope of work, the parties involved, including the relevant insurance carriers, and an agreement to abide by the terms of my published Schedule of Fees is deemed to comply with that requirement.
An expert must opine within their area of expertise. Accidents, injuries, and damage occur within a broad context of human activity and academic disciplines. Therefore, an expert best serves when they maintain a generalized contextual knowledge for their specialty. The terms hybrid and integrator come to mind.
As a hybrid-integrator, I have years of electrical, mechanical, building, welding, excavation, heavy equipment, plumbing, and many other trade experiences to augment my theoretical knowledge and engineering endeavors.
Through diet and gym routines, I maintain the ability to do whatever is necessary to complete the investigation or inspection.
No. I have the equipment and experience to provide still and motion pictures, captions, slow-motion, infrared analyses, PowerPoint presentations, etc.
Yes, I maintain a large well-equipped shop and paved area for testing, disassembly, photography, and inspections.
Sure. We all know how complicated the “grid” can seem when there is a wide area blackout; however, for most injury or damage purposes, the contact mechanisms are straightforward, and all the wiring is exposed. In such cases, the relatively simple circuitry and structural elements are easy to observe and critique by an engineer familiar with general power circuits.
Yes, I completed a workshop presented by the American Academy of Forensic Sciences.